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Doula Certification

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4 Steps for Doula Certification

  1. Take Doula Birth and Postpartum Course – $495 or pay as you learn $39
  2. Provide Doula support for two families
  3. Interview two birth professionals
  4. Complete reading required course books

Doula certification is renewed every 4 years. At the time of renewal doulas must submit 8 contact hours and the renewal fee. The renewal fee is waived if doulas receive all CPI contact hours by taking any CPI courses.

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Doula Online Course

Awards 16 Nursing CEUs or 16 Contact Hours upon completion

The curriculum is competency based. Students will be able to:

  • Identify attributes of doula care that improve birth outcomes
  • Implement techniques that assist with coping during labor
  • Recognize transformative phases of childbirth
  • Assist mothers with initial breastfeeding
  • Assess state of families during postpartum and provide care
  • Write a doula business plan

15 Modules

  • 1. The Doula Profession & Certification Process — FREE course preview
  • 2. Pregnancy
  • 3. The Labor Process
  • 4. Labor Support Techniques Part 1
  • 5. Meeting Your Clients
  • 6. Labor Process Pushing
  • 7. Labor Support Techniques Part 2
  • 8. Doula Practicals
  • 9. Medications and Interventions
  • 10. Birth Plans
  • 11. Informed Consent
  • 12. Postpartum
  • 13. Newborns
  • 14. Challenging Situations
  • 15. Starting a Doula Business

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Enrollment Information

Course fees automatically include certification, membership, and online forms. Nothing to mail or fax! No yearly fees paid by CPI Doulas.

Chose either to pay as you go or all at once:

  • $39 pay as you learn or
  • Pay $495 at start for all 15 modules and save $90

Start by checking out the FREE preview of lessons in Doula Course Module 1

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